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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): July 10, 2018




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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On July 10, 2018, Forrester Research, Inc. (“Forrester”) issued a press release providing information regarding two completed acquisitions, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

The acquisitions described in the press release are expected to have an insignificant effect on Forrester’s revenue growth for 2018. In addition, the acquisitions are expected to reduce diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis by $0.10 to $0.14 per share in 2018 and by $0.09 to $0.10 per share in 2019, and are expected to reduce diluted earnings per share on a pro forma basis by $0.03 to $0.05 per share in 2018 and to be neutral to slightly accretive to pro forma dilutive earnings per share in 2019. Pro forma financial guidance excludes incremental stock-based compensation of $0.3 million in 2018 and $0.9 million in 2019, acquisition and integration costs of $1.2 million to $1.4 million in 2018 and $0.8 million to $1.0 million in 2019, and incremental amortization of intangible assets of $0.4 million to $0.7 million in 2018 and $0.8 million to $1.0 million in 2019.

Disclaimer on Forward-looking Statements

This current report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on Forrester’s current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual future activities and results to differ include, among others, Forrester’s ability to retain and enrich memberships for its research products and services, demand for advisory and consulting services, technology spending, Forrester’s ability to respond to business and economic conditions and market trends, Forrester’s ability to develop and offer new products and services, the risks and challenges inherent in international business activities, competition and industry consolidation, the ability to attract and retain professional staff, Forrester’s dependence on key personnel, Forrester’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits from recent internal reorganizations, the possibility of network disruptions and security breaches, Forrester’s ability to enforce and protect its intellectual property, and possible variations in Forrester’s quarterly operating results. Forrester undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. For further information, please refer to Forrester’s reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits


  (d) Exhibits


99.1    Press release dated July 10, 2018 issued by Forrester Research, Inc.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By   /s/ Michael A. Doyle
  Name:   Michael A. Doyle
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer

Date: July 10, 2018